On Friday night I was chatting with the midwife we used for Stella’s delivery, and she asked if I had checked my progesterone levels yet. I told her I hadn’t, and she said that since I seemed to have issues with that in the past, she wanted that checked and me started on supps immediately since they wouldn’t hurt but could possibly help. I picked up the Rx yesterday ($92 for 30 pills – have I mentioned how much I hate my insurance?!), and thank God I did – my progesterone level came back at 8.8. I was at 33.8 at this point with Stella!
She wasn’t overly concerned, but did say she wanted that number to be higher and to start the supplements immediately. It seems crazy low to me – but I guess that’s because my only frame of reference is from my pregnancy with Stella where I started vaginal supps a couple of days after the IUI. By 4w I was at 33.8 – at 8w I had dropped to 10.5, and I stabilized at 40+ by 10w. The midwife told me he would be happy with 25 by 10w.
- What level did your docs want your progesterone at in early pregnancy?
- Did you take the P4 supps vaginally or orally? I’ve always done vaginally (gross, goopy shit) but this Rx says orally and that’s what my midwife told me too. Thoughts? I guess I’m worried it’s not as effective when taken orally for some reason, since my RE had me taking them vaginally.
Thanks for the help ladies!